The number of annual deaths caused by guns in America w... The number of annual deaths caused by guns in America will soon exceed the number of traffic fatalities, according to a new study. (Photo courtesy Bloomberg).


In three years, the number of deaths caused by guns in America is expected to exceed the number of traffic fatalities for the first time in modern U.S. history.

The number of shooting deaths is expected to rise to 32,929 in 2015, according to a 10-year average based on Centers for Disease Control Data. By contrast, the number of traffic deaths is expected to continue its fall and decline to 32,036 thanks to advances in safety technology.

By contrast, "we've made policy decisions that have had the impact of making the widest array of firearms available to the widest array of people under the widest array of conditions," Garen Wintemute, a professor at the University of California-Davis, tells Bloomberg, which compiled the data.

The number of annual traffic fatalities in America peaked in 1979, with more than 53,524 Americans killed on the road. The 10-year average has fallen since.

Gun deaths peaked at 37,666 in 1993, declined to 28,393 in 2000, and have gradually increased over the past decade, according to the Bloomberg data.



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      craigwied
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bullshit!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Type your comment here What a crock!!!!!!!!! I have never heard of a gun killing anybody that a human manipulating that gun didn't cause it. It is only those with a security staff to hide behind that think that banning guns or making more gun laws will fix anything. As they say, "when seconds count, the police are only minutes away." If someone break in your house at 2 A.M. and you dial 911 do you really think the police will arrive before that intruder can harm you? Lets enforce the laws we have. Crimanals aren't going to obey new laws anyway. Cain killed Abel with a club. If the intent is to kill someone, there will always be a way. Will we ban machetes from home centers to prevent violence with them? Or maybe ban fertilizer and deisel fuel to prevent bombs. We need to be hard on criminals and leave the average citizen and their rights alone.
      • 2 Years Ago
      What I don't understand is with as large as the Legal system (Policemen, Judges, Lawyers, jails) is, why is it that there are so many acts with unregistered guns (stolen, illegal, ciminals). Maybe the concenquances(sp) are too easy? Guns don't kill, the shooter kills. Criminals and mental folks should not be allowed to handle or even see a guns. Society put the legal system in place to handle law breakers, let's hold them accountable for not doing there job!!!!!!!!!! What about parents that encourage their mentally ill children to hande guns!!!!!!!! Should they be accountable for their action or lack of?????????
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fact is, every dictatorship in history started with disarming the people. Don't think our Government isn't moving in that direction. Did you know that the feds passed a law in 1995 retroactive back to the beginning of our society that says if you have a domestic violence conviction you cannot own any kind of firearm. Police officers across this country convicted of domestic violence were made to give their weapon up and take a desk job or quit. According to the Federal Law on domestic violence all you have to do to commit domestic violence is argue with or raise your voice to anyone in your household and they say they feared you. Now your lawyer gets the charge reduced to spitting on the sidewalk, guess what, the feds don't care what it was reduced to, it started as domestic violence and if you plead to any charge reduced or not that stemmed from that original domestic violence it will never go away. Same goes for mentally ill, if you doctor puts you on a sedative you can be deemed to have a mental deficiency. Good bye to your gun rights!
      jeffcamas
      • 2 Years Ago
      sad that NRA money takers post tweet's and there garb here also,hey gun guy NRA idiot you should have been swallowed down your Mom's throat or been left in and OLD TUBE SOCK from your DAD.it's bad enough you mate with your sister let alone your mommy getting braging right's from Pa for doin da sis good,thank GOD for ABORTION sad you NRA nuts did not get the VACUUM as this WORLD would be alot better.SAD NRA guys OBAMA WON BY ALOT you hicks are the minority just like your leader Rush,and the NRA.spew your vomit else-where.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Delusional !!!! It ain't gonna haapen . Besides thats a guesstamite , not a study ....
      John
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Let's get into the hype that's making all the headlines!" says CDC. There is no way they can predict this with any accuracy. It's ridiculous.
      koos458
      • 2 Years Ago
      Denial isn't just a river in Egypt.
      Bill Wendt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gun control is being able to hit your target.
      lthrnck68
      • 2 Years Ago
      Control people, not guns. Take the guns away and these whackos will just find some other way to kill.
      jamesflea
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of “gun control” advocates? The key fallacy of so-called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law-abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available... Quote by Thomas Sowell
      chuckl4826
      • 2 Years Ago
      Projected..by the CDC no less.. Why is the CDC doing a gun study? Shouldn't they be studying DISEASE'S instead? So if you happen to own, or just by accident you happen to come into contact, or close proxcimity with someone who owns a gun, this could cause one to become infected with a disease? OH NO! Everyone needs to RUN for your life's immediately, if not sooner. There is the potential possibilty of an epidimic coming.......
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